This video is for context. Starts at 34 minutes.
Next, watch this, starting at roughly 23 minutes.
I watched the debate, I witnessed how his opponent brought the issue up. I’m a Canadian, for me, this is par for the course. I’ve always accepted that such behaviour is simply the way things are. I’ve experienced situations like this more times than I can remember, and as always, took it for granted that I was being treated in such a manner, because, being male, I deserved it. I’ve lived my life with this. The situation was no different than asking “Have you stopped beating your wife, yet?”
At the time, on the video, I thought to myself “How’s he going to get out of this?” It was a purely intellectual (although admittedly angsty) moment of calculating social messages. It wasn’t until this video that it dawned on me that this is what every-day sexism and misandry is. I didn’t recognize that Sage was being wronged. This is what internalized misandry looks like.
Sometimes, it takes another to stand up for you to realize that you needed to be stood up for. I have to ask myself “Why hasn’t anyone stood up for me like this when I was young?” I’ll tell you one thing: I’ll stand up for the next young man I find in this kind of situation.
We often hear complaints from Feminists and women, generally, that they wish guys didn’t “have to act so tough.” Do you know why guys have to be so tough? To defend themselves against the men that take up for women, for no reason other than trying to get laid. You know why guys get laid? Because they have the confidence that comes with the regular practice of putting up with this stuff. Women: want to to have a guy that is more “emotionally vulnerable”, and “more ‘in touch’ with their feelings” pick those that are and shun those that aren’t–and treat them well.
Feminists: do you want to know how to reduce the number of men that are genuine rapists? Stop putting out a constant stream of abuse that causes men to have to emotionally harden up against the attacks and messages that they are less than deserving humans, and so eventually not build up a psychopathology of resentment and the need for power.
Women can stop rape. Do your part. Treat men with dignity.
“So and so ignored my lived experiences!”
As opposed to what? Dead experiences? One cannot have experiences unless one lives. Even the term “first-hand experience” seems silly. Until such time as one can occupy various vantage points, this term is nonsensical.
“This is my experience,” “I have had that experience,” “I have once experienced…,” etc.
Am I the only one to notice that internet jargon seems to be less than the sum of its parts, that it reaches below the common denominator?
It is time for us to drop this increasingly clownish jargon from our language.
I play video games. Very few, and infrequently, but I occasionally do. I’m not a “gamer” any more than Sunday house-cleaning makes me a janitor. It’s something I do, it’s not who I am.
I’ve been casually following the #GamerGate debacle, listening to both sides. The following video is the anti-#GamerGate position. These are very persuasive arguments–if you’re a chronically abused seven year-old.
A number of gaming magazines are faced with a consumer revolt, in large part because of the accusation of, and from what I can tell, well-evidenced so-called “journalistic” breach of ethics. When given the opportunity to put their side of the story before the public, the message is uniform. The following is typical of responses by that segment of the industry.
“Because GamerGate loser are so stupid, I’ll spell it out here:
NO I WON’T BE “ENGAGING” WITH YOU! Because you’re a waste of time. Because you’re beneath contempt. And because you are LIARS! Go to hell the lot of you. You’re nothing and nobody.”
Note that this is a physically grown man, enough to have grey in his beard.
How can we take this side’s arguments seriously, when this is a perfect reflection of all the anti-#GamerGate’s stance, not only ethically, intellectually, but emotionally?
Were I to treat my clients in this manner, even the most loyal would abandon me in a heart-beat.
What has become of our world that this kind of behaviour is considered not only acceptable, but influential?
This is quite interesting. I wonder we can reasonably draw parallels to the human species?
Some things neither require, nor deserve greater commentary than mere exposition.
Fuck you, Cheri Williams.
This is a debate held between Sage Gerard vs Brian Clyne at Kennesaw State University for Men.
Sage Gerard, once again, gives an excellent exposition of the men’s rights side on the topic of Feminism. Excellent job, Sage.
First, watch the following video, found at RyanThomasSpeaks
Now, watch the following.
I don’t know if Angela is a psychopath or not. I have read that psychopaths are very skilled at charming people. I found myself liking this person immediately. Then when I learned of some of the acts that she’d perpetrated, I was horrified–yet, I still like her. I think that it may be because she’s well-spoken, seemingly educated, intelligent and self-responsible.
I observed her body language very carefully, allowing my mind to register the series of clusters of micro-movements. While she appears to be sincere, I do intuit a deception, one which I cannot discern.
Should the universe be turned upside down and I, transformed into a macabre something that I’m not, and were I caught, I would hope to be as straightforward and not whimpering excuses as so many do, but taking responsibility for my actions as she has.
Then again, I’m far more intent in making sure that I never find myself in a position where committing such atrocities so much as approaches a possibility.
This was a remarkable interview–and I’m glad to say that we’ll never meet.